In 1934, the ebullient Victor Bergeron built a cozy saloon in Oakland, California naming it Hinky Dink’s after the well-known World War I song “Hinky Dinky Parlay Vous.” After returning from his travels to Cuba and Hawaii, in 1937 Vic “The Trader” transformed Hinky Dink’s from a saloon into Trader Vic’s, a tropical retreat bedecked with various artifacts and trappings, serving simmering plates of Island-style cuisine and becoming America’s first fusion restaurant concept. Escape to Trader Vic’s for Polynesian cuisine, tropical cocktails and an unforgettable ambiance featuring traditional tikis, giant blowfish and palm-thatched ceilings. Trader Vic’s Atlanta, located on the lower level of the Hilton Atlanta, brings the Pacific Islands to the city. Come celebrate the history of Trader Vic’s in the oldest franchise located in the United States.
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Of all the places to gather in Atlanta, at Trader Vic’s you can lounge on Island time! Escape to Trader Vic’s for Polynesian cuisine, tropical cocktails and an unforgettable ambiance. Enjoy mouth-watering delicacies showcasing an eclectic mix of Asian cooking techniques, prepared in our wood-fired ovens. Contact our Catering Manager at Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org
Private & Semi-Private Space for Groups of 20 to 200+ • Dedicated Serving Staff • Plated & Buffet Menu Options Specialty Cocktails • Tropical Décor • Audio Visual Capabilities
Trader Vic’s is located on the Lower Level inside the Hilton Atlanta •(Week of 11/22 – 11/28): Sun- Sat: CLOSED•
Trader Vic’s Holiday Hours:
Closed Thanksgiving Week & will re-open for business on November 30th.
Closed December 24th through the 28th & will re-open for business on December 29th.
Closed January 1st & will re-open for business on January 2nd.
“Apparently I was hugging strangers at Trader Vic’s last night. There's photographic evidence. I know none of them.”
- overheard in Midtown Marta station
We also offer Delicious Catering!
Trader Vic’s innovative chef sources fresh ingredients and creative recipes, resulting in a casual and modern approach to our dishes; a culinary journey through flavors, textures and colors of the world’s cuisine. When the Trader converted his small town saloon into a Polynesian phenomenon, Chinese and Cantonese cuisine became his featured fare. The real key to his unique style of cooking was in the authentic Chinese Oven. Today, Trader Vic’s is famous for this custom-made wood-fired Chinese Oven which can be traced back over two thousand years to the Han Dynasty.
Trader Vic was a master mixologist with a penchant for Rum. In 1944, he created the Mai Tai (We served over 45,000 of them right here in Atlanta alone – yum!) which soon became the most famous rum cocktail in the world. True to his legacy, our bartenders have created Trader Vic’s Atlanta’s signature rum cocktail, the Peachtree Punch. Come and taste history at our downtown location or bring your friends and celebrate Polynesian style with communal style drinks meant to serve 4. With over 70 cocktails, you’re sure to find a drink that makes you say Mai Tai Roa Ae, “Out of this world!
In 2009, Cambodia native, Cheing Phour joined the Trader Vic's Atlanta team as our new Chef de Cuisine. Chef Cheing is no stranger to the kitchen. In 1985, he owned and operated Peking Restaurant. In 1995, he started a new venture with the Trader Vic’s team. In 2007, he was appointed Sous Chef of the oldest Trader Vic’s restaurant in America. Armed with an eclectic mix of Asian cooking techniques, including his unique talents with Chinese wood-fired ovens, he has made an excellent and very well respected addition to the Trader Vic's Family.
2015 New Years Eve Menu
Choose one item from each of three courses, plus dessert in our specialty New Years Eve menu. $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Trader Vic’s Chinese wood fired oven can be traced to the Han Dynasty (206 BC to AD 20). The heating source, natural smoke and heat, is derived from split Oak or seasoned wood.
*Please Allow extended cooking time for “Wood Fire-Oven” items
In 1944 Trader Vic's concocted a rum drink and served it to a customer who, upon tasting it, said" Mai Tai Roa Ae "which means in Tahitian " Out of this world" The Mai Tai is now the most famous rum drink in the world and you can only get the real McCoy here at Trader Vic's.
Atlanta's own Peachtree Punch
A fish bowl of a drink with light rum, flavor of peaches and oranges, and a soft southern whisper of coconuts. To satisfy those who enjoy a creamy cocktail with a touch of spice.
Samoan Fog Cutter
A vaseful of rum, gin, brandy and sherry wine with orange juice and orgeat. Let the drinker beware!
Our version of Don the Beachcomber’s original lethal libation ... Light and dark rums, grenadine and curacao.
A secret blend of Island rums and nectars. One sip and you may see a Menehune ... The one in your glass is yours to take home.
Rum Keg (Serves 4 People)
Pineapple, light and dark rums with apricot and passion fruit flavors.
Scorpion Bowl (Serves 4 people)
A festive concoction of rums, fruit juices and brandy with a whisper of almond, bedecked with a flower and served with long straws.
Cheing arrived in Atlanta on January 1, 1984 and has lived here ever since. Given his position as chef de cuisine, it is surprising to know that he did not even begin cooking prior to his arrival in the United States. Cheing met his future wife while she was serving at a Chinese restaurant and took a job as a line cook there. When the original owners decided to return to China, Cheing and his wife bought the restaurant, called Peking, and operated it successfully for several years.
When his wife became pregnant with their first child in 1995, Cheing knew that he needed a job that would provide his family with a little more stability. His sister worked at the Hilton and arranged for him to work part time as a cook there, while still operating his own restaurant. Cheing worked two jobs for four years before finally deciding to sell Peking and become a full-time chef at Trader Vic’s. In the ensuing 14 years, he has worked his way through the ranks of the kitchen, achieving his role as chef de cuisine in 2009.
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Trader Vic's, Aloha No Au Ia 'Oe!!
I Truly Love You
“Gorgeous nautical / hawaiian retro atmosphere in the lower floor of the Hilton.”
- Robert M. via Yelp
“The food was hot & delicious. Flavor: Thai Chili #Delicious traditional wings with onion rings. Everything was really good. Absolutely No complaints.”
- Stacey B. via Yelp
“Loved the Hawaiian style decor. Perfectly cooked meat. Quick and polite service. We had a group of seven and tried fried calamari, rib eye steak, kung pao chicken, etc. Great experience.”
- Lohitha D. via Yelp
“The server was helpful, and we had delicious seafood dishes with generous serving. It’s nice to eat in the hotel when it’s just as good as places take you a while to get to, and then to line up outside. Trader Vic’s is just as good.”
- Anonymous via TripAdvisor
“The really terrific thing about Trader Vics is how relaxing the ambiance is. If you are looking for that classic tiki lounge vibe, and a low key, intimate feel, this is it.”
- Kevin F. via TripAdvisor
“If I could give it more stars I would. This has hands down been my favorite place since I’ve visited many years ago and the stuff my dreams are made of. This retro classic tiki bar feel is unmatched by many. The grilled hanger steak and half chicken are the best on the menu topped only by the classic Mai Tai and bananas foster! This place is the bomb!”
- Anonymous via TripAdvisor
“Great cocktails and the curry and sides were delicious. Next time I am in the area, I will go back for mai thai” – Bex G. via Yelp”Food was good quality matched with good attentive service. Ate with group and meal was timed very well for a large group”
- Mnr602 via TripAdvisor
I had so much fun at this retro tiki lounge listening to Tongo Hiti perform Elvis tiki-style